floAuction - In-game auction software


floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

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  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Apr 17, 2014 at 01:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @jet315: Go

    Check out the 3.0.3. It should fix your problem. And please get back with me if it doesn't because if it doesn't there's more I need to do.

    I am also known as flobi. Aerial Heights

    My plugins: floAuction | WhatIsIt | GoldIsMoney

  • Avatar of jet315 jet315 Apr 15, 2014 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @incredinex: Go Awesome Thanks! If im being honest I was going to switch to another auction plugin. But this is by far the best one, and with that fix it would be 100% in my opinion.

    So, thanks in advanced!

    Last edited Apr 15, 2014 by jet315
  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Apr 15, 2014 at 08:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @BryanChung: Go

    While I appreciate you indicating the version number, please refrain from using the term, "latest." I don't recommend downgrading. If Bukkit for Minecraft 1.6 doesn't have the setDirection function, I don't see how any previous version would. You should definitely upgrade. I'm not sure how much you need to upgrade, but I use the 1.7.2-R0.3 and it works great with floAuction.

  • Avatar of BryanChung BryanChung Apr 15, 2014 at 06:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having this severe error on my 1.6.4 Minecraft using your latest v3.0.2. Should I downgrade?

    2014-04-15 14:40:34 [SEVERE] Could not pass event PlayerMoveEvent to floAuction v3.0.2
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:427)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.TimedRegisteredListener.callEvent(TimedRegisteredListener.java:30)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:478)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:463)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.PlayerConnection.a(PlayerConnection.java:228)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.Packet10Flying.handle(SourceFile:136)
    	at org.spigotmc.netty.NettyNetworkManager.b(NettyNetworkManager.java:230)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.PlayerConnection.e(PlayerConnection.java:117)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.ServerConnection.b(SourceFile:37)
    	at org.spigotmc.netty.NettyServerConnection.b(NettyServerConnection.java:132)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.MinecraftServer.t(MinecraftServer.java:594)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.DedicatedServer.t(DedicatedServer.java:240)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.MinecraftServer.s(MinecraftServer.java:483)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:415)
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_6_R3.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:583)
    Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.Location.setDirection(Lorg/bukkit/util/Vector;)Lorg/bukkit/Location;
    	at com.flobi.floAuction.AuctionParticipant.forceLocation(AuctionParticipant.java:61)
    	at com.flobi.floAuction.floAuction$1.onPlayerMove(floAuction.java:343)
    	at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor60.invoke(Unknown Source)
    	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
    	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:425)
    	... 15 more
  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Apr 15, 2014 at 02:24 UTC - 1 like

    @jet315: Go @jet315: Go

    Okay, I have a fix for the 10 thing in the works. Sorry for the delay, thinks have been super busy around here.

    @Maximvdw: Go

    Not at the moment. I suppose you could listen for the events and store a hash in your plugin of player to auction and just check that.

  • Avatar of jet315 jet315 Apr 14, 2014 at 13:14 UTC - 0 likes


    Sorry to post again but do you know of any fix to the issue I posted previously?

    floauction works fine but regardless of the config file, users can only set increments of 10 and a start bid of 10. Bids and increments can also only be 10 for some reason.

    Last edited Apr 14, 2014 by jet315
  • Avatar of Maximvdw Maximvdw Apr 12, 2014 at 09:44 UTC - 0 likes


    Is there an easy way in the API to get open auctions from a specific player?

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  • Avatar of jet315 jet315 Apr 10, 2014 at 21:57 UTC - 0 likes

    There is a problem with this plugin:

    increments are locked to 10 for some reason. I set the config file to default at 1, yet it defaults to 0 and can only bit in 10's

    if i manually in game set increment to any number it sets it to 0 unless its a multiple of 10, then its ok. So i assume some error with it having to be a multiple of 10**

    Last edited Apr 10, 2014 by jet315
  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Apr 09, 2014 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @marine_mca: Go

    Depends on the version. With 2, you need to use permissions, but it will only prevent ability. It won't stop the auction announcements. With 3, you can set up different auction scopes. Check page 3 of the config for version 3: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/floauction/pages/configuring-flo-auction-version-3/scopes-section-of/

  • Avatar of marine_mca marine_mca Apr 08, 2014 at 07:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @marine_mca: Go



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